Originally from Illinois, Alex Economou attended the University of Oregon where he received bachelor degrees in Environmental Studies and Business Administration. While at Oregon, Alex got his first taste of local government working as a financial controller for the student government. After graduation, Alex moved to San Luis Obispo where he served as a CivicSpark Fellow supporting Climate Action Plan implementation for the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD) and the SLO County Energy Watch partnership. Following CivicSpark, Alex moved to Santa Barbara where he is currently working as an Air Quality Specialist for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.
Interests: My personal interests include running, hiking, camping and traveling. I also enjoy playing basketball, soccer and beach volleyball. Professionally, I am interested in working within the regulatory framework of local government to find innovative, market-based solutions to the climate, energy and sustainability challenges facing the world today.
Current Location: Santa Barbara, CA